Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi

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Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi
Allama I I Kazi as Vice Chancellor University of Sindh.jpg
I. I. Kazi
Born (1886-04-18)18 April 1886
Village Paat (now Dadu District), Bombay Presidency, British India
Died 13 April 1968(1968-04-13) (aged 81)
Hyderabad, Pakistan (buried at Jamshoro)
Spouse(s) Elsa Kazi[1]
(m. 1910 – wid. 1967) her death

Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi (Sindhi: علامه آء آء قاضي‎) (b. 1886 – d.1968), also known as Imdad Ali Kazi, the son of Kazi Imam Ali Ansari, was a scholar, philosopher, jurist, and educationist. He is considered to be a founding father of the University of Sindh at its present location at Jamshoro.[2] He published works of Sindhi art, literature, mysticism, education and history. Along with his wife Elsa, he wrote a book on comparative religion, The Adventures of the Brown Girl in her Search for God, which was published by Arthur H Stockwell Ltd., England, in 1933.[3] They also worked on a translation of the verses of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.[citation needed]

Education and early life[edit]

Kazi was the second son of the second wife of Kazi Imam Ali Ansari, the District Magistrate of Hyderabad, and was born on 18 April 1886, at Hyderabad. [4]


The British offered the young barrister the post of Civil Judge of Tando Mohammad Khan.[5]

Inscriptions on the dome of the last resting place of Mr and Mrs I I Kazi in Sindh University, Jamshoro


Several books and articles and have been written on Kazi and tributes are paid to him annually on the anniversary of his death[6][7][8][9][10]

Allama I.I. Kazi Central Library at University of Sindh was named in honour of Kazi.[11]